Square I contained a layer of gray-brown soil (thickness 25–30 cm) deposited on basalt bedrock. Indications of weathering were clearly visible on the bedrock (Fig. 2). The pottery recovered from this square included an EB II pithos with an everted rim (Fig. 3:1), as well as a cooking pot with a plain rim (Fig. 3:2) and a base of a ridged piriform jug (Fig. 3:3), both from the Roman period.
Square II. Collapsed, small and medium-sized basalt fieldstones were found in the southwestern part of the square. A large quantity of modern explosives was found in a layer of gray-brown soil, below and between the stone, bringing the excavation to a halt. Pottery sherds from EB II, the Hellenistic and the Roman periods were found; most of the ceramic artifacts date to the Roman period, including a ridged Galilean bowl (Fig. 3:4) and a cooking pot with a plain rim (Fig. 3:5). The area was disturbed as a result of modern activity and could not be dated on the basis of the finds.
The finds indicate that Sq I, where no architectural remains were found, was located outside the archaeological site, whereas Sq II, where building remains were discovered but not exposed, was located at the center of the site. The ceramic finds corroborate the chronological conclusions reached following the previous survey and excavations.